• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Religion program offered by Faith International University  offers a broad biblical, theological, and religion (Christian studies) foundation to prepare for such ministries. 

The program is for the following:

  • Christian workers in positions where an undergraduate degree will allow entrance into a Christian vocation or lay ministry which would not otherwise be possible;
  • Those who need a general education and wish to gain further knowledge in the areas of biblical and religious studies; and
  • Those who desire to apply for future admission to a graduate program in an area of Christian studies.

Graduates with B.A. in Religion from Faith International University will be able to:

  • Acquire basic liberal arts knowledge through selected general education courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences;
  • Acquire an understanding of the basic contents of the Old and New Testaments;
  • Acquire a basic understanding of biblical theology and church history;
  • Acquire an understanding of the relationship between academic studies and practical Christian ministry; and
  • Acquire an understanding of the Christian worldview, its implications for one’s life, and demonstrate an ability to communicate that worldview especially as it relates to other philosophical worldviews and other religions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Evidences
  • Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Christian Worldviews
  • Comparative Religion
  • Christian Evidences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The degree calls for students who demonstrate a potential for ministry, a faithful commitment to the Word of God, a heart for Christian service, and the personal discipline necessary to complete degree requirements. 
  • The academic prerequisite for this degree program is a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Completed Application for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Completed Tuition Payment Worksheet
  • Copy of Valid Government Issued Photo Identification with Signature
  • Clergy Reference—to be completed and submitted by your pastor, or the person who serves as a pastor to you. This person may not be a relative. 
  • Official Academic Transcripts:
  • Autobiographical Essay under the caption: Why I Wish to Attend Faith International University which will include a description of your life, ministry, abilities, personal growth, and career objective, (specifications: 2-4 pages, typed and double-spaced).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    180 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 180 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    180 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 180 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tacoma

  • 1000 - 1580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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